New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1966. First edition in the original dust jacket in near fine condition. First printings of Thomas' working notebooks; much of this material is different from the poetry that was finally published, but equally impressive. "My method is this," says Thomas, "I write a poem on innumerable sheets of scrap paper... in a very dirty mess; bit by bit I copy out the slowly-developed poem into an exercise book." This book is the first printing of those exercise books; about 150 poems in these books have not been published before. Fine in blue-green cloth, spine stamped in silver and black. With previous owners' bookplate. Interior clean and bright. Octavo. 364pp.